The ESCP Business School Energy Trading Challenge was conceived and developed by a partnership between the world's oldest business university, ESCP Business School and the specialist Energy Trading and Education consultants, Smart Global and is proudly sponsored by Glencore, one of the world's largest natural resource companies.
Glencore is one of the world’s largest global diversified natural resource companies and a major producer and marketer of more than 90 commodities, with 90 offices in over 50 countries.
The Group’s oil business is predominantly based in the heart of the London’s West End, New York and Singapore. Key commodities include crude oil and oil products.
We have been involved in the marketing of oil since our business began in 1974. Today, in addition to trading oil products, our oil business, together with our partners, is investing in and developing oil production facilities.
Established in 1819, ESCP Business School is the oldest business school in the world. Its mission is to develop the next generation of transnational business leaders, preparing them to embrace the opportunities offered by cultural diversity.
With its six urban campuses in Berlin, London, Madrid, Paris, Turin and Warsaw, ESCP Business School's true European Identity enables the provision of a unique style of cross-cultural business education and a Global Perspective on international management issues.
Through a combination of innovative pedagogy, cross-campus programmes and a research-active faculty, ESCP Business School is an essential contributor to the development of the transnational management culture so essential in today’s global business environment.
Our network of 100 partner universities extends the School’s reach from European to worldwide. Triple-crown accredited (EQUIS, AMBA, AACSB), ESCP Business School welcomes 4,000 students and 5,000 executives from 90 different nations every year, offering them a wide range of general management and specialised programmes (Bachelor, Master, MBA, PhD and Executive Education).
The School's 45,000-strong alumni network counts members from 200 nationalities. Together with its long-standing relationships with national and multinational companies, this network allows ESCP Business School to provide unique career opportunities on an international scale.
The aspiration of ESCP Business School is the credo of Europe: to remain faithful to its humanistic values while at the same time anticipating the new ways of the world.
Smart Global offers a highly distinctive and innovative range of consultancy services to the energy trading sector. Established in 2008 by a group of former BP plc. energy traders, they draw on a wealth of experience in the oil and gas markets spanning over 3 decades.
The company has grown rapidly into an innovative provider of value-adding services to a diverse range of global customers including oil producers, state owned oil companies, trading houses, integrated oil companies, refiners and marketers.
They bring together the very best individuals in compact teams that will produce timely and effective results for each client.
Smart Global offers a range of consultancy services centred around trading including: asset optimisation, back and middle office consultancy, integrated recruitment, and graduate talent assessment and development.
As well as the above services Smart Global is also renowned in energy education sector through its subsidiary PVM Smart Learning, which provides education to over 75 of the world's largest Oil and Energy companies. PVM Smart Learning is a joint venture company with the world's foremost oil brokerage PVM (a TP ICAP company).
The ESCP Energy Society is a student association based in the London Campus, open to all students, alumni and academic staff at the School.
The aim of the Energy Society is to engage ESCP Business School students in industry related events, maximise networking opportunities and help them develop professional skills through a range of activities:
The Energy Management Centre's mission is to build a strong proactive partnership between energy corporations, government agencies and the academic community, in preparation for a new energy era. This will be achieved through the promotion of rigorous and objective empirical research on issues related to energy management, finance and policy, in order to support decision making by both government and industry.